Sinatra, Frank [Francis Albert]
- Henry Pleasants
(b Hoboken, NJ, Dec 12, 1915; d Los Angeles, May 14, 1998). American popular singer and film actor. His parents were Italian immigrants from whom he inherited an inborn predilection for the bel canto style of singing. Though untrained as a singer and unable to read music, he immediately attracted attention while singing on New York radio programmes and was engaged as a big-band vocalist with Harry James in ...